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2023 Schools & & Institution & Universities represented by the registration of their students to the Arts of Fashion Competition Updated NOVEMBER 17, 2022

BELGIUM - Antwerp | AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp - Royal Academy of Fine Arts
FRANCE - Paris | Paris College of Art
INDIA - Chennail | Alangappa University - Dot School of Design
ITALY - Napoli | Universita Della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli - Architecture & Industrial Design
USA - New York | The New School University - Parsons School of Design


To participate to the international Arts of Fashion Competition 2023 applicants should register online. The application fee is $50 for the Fashion or Accessory category. After confirmation of registration each applicant should submit a file of drawings/illustrations of a mini collection of 3 outfits in menswear, womenswear or a mixed collection of both menswear and womenswear or 3 accessories.

The theme 2023 is - INFLEXION - and this word could cover what we are experiencing, within this new crisis hurting Europe - its echo and its rippling effect and repercussions through the world. We will use this new challenge to rethink, redefine, and redraw our way of life, the way we interact with others and therefore the way we dress. However it can also indicate other forms of Resonance from your creative mind or imagination, physical as well as figurative.

- Please read carefully the regulations below and remember that the AoFF Competition is open ONLY to students registered in a School or University during the year 2022/2023.
- When a first student from an institution registered, the name of his/her School or University appears on the AoF website page of the competition. The main criteria for being part of the first 50 selected are truly creativity in Fashion design and concept, as well as a well-crafted project and originality.
- When the first jury meets, samples of fabric/material are also highly important in the student file. This is a requirement and this is why we do not accept file submission online.

With regards to the rise of design competitions being increasingly managed by fashion businesses and their communication offices for commercial gains, the Arts of Fashion Foundation is proud to assure students that the Arts of Fashion competition has been organized by a group of volunteers and designers for more than 20 years with no commercial motives.

This unique competition is dedicated solely to celebrate emerging designers and their creativity.
- Student work is protected and therefore not in view, nor is sold to trend offices and design studios.
- Students don't give up the intellectual property rights of their designs when they participate in the competition of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.
- Student projects received are judged by a carefully selected jury of fashion design professors who travel on their own budget.
- The 50 selected students - finalists - compete for scholarships allowing them to participate to the unique MasterClasses and apprenticeships with creative studios around the world. Their work is presented in front of carefully selected jury of fashion professionals.

The Arts of Fashion is dedicated to bringing the best sources of education and research to students and designers. Please check editions from the past years.
By filling out this form, I declare to have read the general conditions for participation as well as the rules & regulations of the competition below and I agree to abide by them fully.

Link to the PDF Flyer to download and print


Promote and reward creativity and inventiveness; discover emerging talent and facilitate careers; establish enriching contacts and exchanges between different countries, schools and universities; and to foster new relationships between those from different industries and fields.

The 2022 first laureates will receive Awards and a Certification for their creative and original work based on theme. (Judging based on coherence with the theme and originality, creativity and artful expressiveness, innovation and craft)

Maison Lesage - Paris Award
4-week internship at the studio of Maison Lesage - Paris, FRANCE

Maison Lemarie - Paris Award
4-week internship at the studio of Maison Lemarié - Paris, FRANCE

Maison Montex - Paris Award
4-week internship at the studio of Maison Montex - Paris, FRANCE

The Arts of Fashion Foundation Awards
4-week scholarship at the Arts of Fashion 4-week intensive Summer Program


3. CALENDAR 2023

- April 1, 2023: Deadline to mail your design proposal in a study cardboard envelope - post marked. Send it as documents and do not declare any value because it is not commercial - otherwise you will have to pay taxes and your package may be delayed at customs
- May, 2023: Jury session. Selected candiates for the International Final will be listed on the Arts of Fashion website in the following days of the jury session
- September 1st, 2023: Submission deadline for all selected projects to be received at the Arts of Fashion Foundation

- mid December, 2023: Arts of Fashion Symposium Competition & Awards Ceremony 2023


The competition is open to students studying Fashion, Art and Design anywhere in the world during the academic year 2022-2023. Participants will not only represent themselves, but also their Schools, Colleges or Universities, as well as their Countries.
- Candidates must be current students and cannot be professionally employed in the fashion industry at the time of the submission of their project.
- Candidates must design their own original projects completely by themselves.
- Candidates must follow the design and specifications outlined in their application for realization of their final project.
- Registration must be submitted on an individual basis and in the chosen categories.
- Online registration, applications, and final projects received after the deadlines will not be accepted. Registration fees are non refundable.
- Projects selected in the International Final of December 2023 cannot be presented in another competition during the year 2023.


1st STEP
Online registration: the registration fee is $50 for one category, Fashion or Accessories.
Each candidate needs to design a capstone collection of 3 models : The application materials should be completed as listed below.

- 1 page for the 3 illustrations or plan of collection
- 1 page for each silhouette - illustration
- 1 page for each silhouette - flats/technical designs
- 1 page for the fabric and material swatches (no photocopy)
- 1 page for the visual developed concept/ atmosphere/ mood board
- 1 page for the short written developped concept and with a title in English
- 1 resume / CV of the applicant
- 1 student ID (photocopy) 2022-23 of the applicant

Format of each page: MUST BE – 8.5" x 11" or A4 / Letter – and on separate pages (do not try to bind or mount it or else) – name of the student and the school should be written on the back of each page with a very very light pencil.

Entries will be automatically disqualified from the competition for the following reasons:

- If the final project does not follow the design or specifications outlined in the candidate’s original application.
- If they are received after the deadline.
- If they may result in any copyright infringement or legal dispute for the jury, organizers, sponsors, or host university.
- If they pressure for preferential treatment by the jury members, the hosting university, the organizers, or sponsors of the competition.

Applications and Final Projects will be judged by experts and well-known professionals from fashion and design fields.

In all matters concerning the course of the competition, including the selection of award winners and settling disputes, the decisions of the judges are final. All matters will be decided by majority vote and are not subject to appeal. In case of a tie, the President of the Jury will cast the deciding vote. Candidates will be presented anonymously to the first round Jury (made by fashion professors and designers) by the competition organizers. Jury deliberations for the second round Jury in December (made by fashion professionals and designers) will not be made public.


Candidates maintain artistic ownership of their designs and final projects. By the act of participating in the Arts of Fashion Competition, candidates give permission to the organizers and sponsors to contact and promote them and their projects through a wide range of media: press, TV, internet, mailing, advertising, exhibitions, fashion show. When a project is selected in the first jury session 2023, it can not be presented in another international competition or event before the finals in December 2023. If an awarded project is exhibited or published in any media, mention of the Arts of Fashion Competition is required.

In the event the AoFF Competition 2023 is suspended or terminated for any reason, the organizers, as well as the sponsors, will not be held responsible in any way. The Arts of Fashion Foundation and its members, volunteers, guests and instructors, and the host University or Institution will not in any way be responsible for any accident, damage or loss of the final projects or candidates’ belongings during the course of competition, including workshops, masterclass, conference, exhibition, transportation, and all events.
It is the responsibility of the participants to insure their submissions.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students.The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.